Eventually, Nick Saban‘s going to start recruiting NFL players to give up a life in the pros to come to Alabama for three years. Just for the challenge of it.
In the meantime, Saban is putting together another remarkable recruiting class fresh off his third BCS championship in four years. Earlier today, the Tide received a NLI from four-star defensive lineman and all-namer, Dee Liner, a former Auburn commit. This came just two days after linebacker Reuben Foster switched from the Tigers to the Tide.
This afternoon, Alabama got two more big commitments with four-star running back Alvin Kamara — Kamara now gives the Tide 500 elite running backs on roster — and five-star lineman A’Shawn Robinson. Kamara, listed at 5-foot-10 and 192 pounds, had offers from Georgia and Auburn, among many others. Robinson chose the Tide over in-state school Texas.
That brings the Tide to 25 commitments in the 2013 class, over half of whom are rated as a four or five-star prospect by Rivals.com. Ole Miss may be the biggest Signing Day winner, but Alabama just keeps on doing its thing.